SATURDAY, June 16, 1821.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A bill to be entitled an act concerning persons residing on the University lands, and who have not rented the same, and for other purposes was read the second time. On motion of Mr. Ringgold the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to be entitled an act concerning persons residing on the University lands and who have not rented the same, and for other purposes, Mr. Elliott in the chair, and after spending some time therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Elliott reported that the committee of the whole had according to order had said bill under consideration and had directed him to report the same as amended. On motion of Mr. Elliott, the senate concurred with the committee of the whole in striking out the third and fourth sections of said bill. On motion of Mr. Casey, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read a third time and passed. Ordered that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tagert.

Mr. President --- The House of Representatives have receded from the amendments made to the bill to be entitled an act to apportion the Representatives among the several counties of this state according to the returns of the late census, which originated in the senate.

Mr. Casey from the committee of enrolled bills, reported, that the committee had examined the following bills and found the same duly enrolled; an act to incorporate the town of Hazlegreen, in the county of Madison; an act to incorporate the most worshipful grand lodge of ancient free masons of Alabama and its masonic institutions; an act to fix the permanent seat of justice in the county of St. Clair; an act

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to apportion the representatives among the several counties of this state according to the returns of the late census; an act for the relief of John M. Flinn; an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for assessing and collections of taxes and for taking the census of the state, passed at the second session of the General Assembly, on the 22d day of December, 1820, and for other purposes; an act concerning the Cotaco bridge; an act to repeal part of an act therein named and for other purposes; an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville, Dec. 16th 1819, entitled an act to establish a public road therein named; resolution extending the time of payment of a certain sum of money due this state by John M. Taylor; an act authorizing the collection of toll at the Cahawba bridge; resolution appointing persons to examine the Tuskaloosa and Buttahatchee rivers; an act to alter and amend the militia laws of this state; an act imposing a tax on non-residents and transient persons, making sale of goods, wares and merchandize in this state; memorial to the congress of the Unites States.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Perry:

Mr. President-- The House of Representatives have passed a resolution concerning the printing of the Journal and laws of the present General Assembly and for other purposes, and a bill to be entitled an act supplementary to an act making appropriations for the year 1821. Which bill was read the first time. On motion of Mr. Casey the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and the said bill was read a second time. Mr. Davis moved to amend said bill by adding the following. Provided, that it shall be the duty of the Public Printer, to complete the Journals and Laws of the present session within 20 days after the adjournment of the present session. And the question being taken thereon, it passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Gause moved to amend said bill, by adding the following section.

Be it further enacted, That the Secretary of State be allowed the sum of one hundred dollars for his services in copying the laws of the present General Assembly, and the question being taken thereon, it passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Ringgold moved to amend said bill by adding the following amendment.

And be it further enacted, That the sum of four dollars and fifty cents be appropriated to the payment of Nathan Sargent, for paper, quills, and inkstands, that the sum of three dollars and seventy-five cents be appropriated to the payment of Doct. Gantt, for six dozen ink phials, that the sum of seven dollars and fifty cents be appropriated to the payment of Joseph Camp for six dozen wood stands, that the sum of two dollars be appropriated to the payment of _____ Wilson for fixing six dozen phials in stands, furnished at the last session of the General Assembly, and the question being taken on said amendment, it passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Casey moved to amend said bill by adding these words. That ten dollars be appropriated for a table for the Secretary of the Senate.

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on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill as amended was read a third time and passed. Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Rather.

Mr. President, the House of Representatives, concur in the amendments made by your honorable body, in a bill entitled an act supplementary to the act making appropriations for the year, 1821.

Resolution concerning the printing of the Journals and laws of the present General Assembly was read the first time, and on motion of Mr. Casey the rule which require all bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and the said resolution was read a second time.

Mr. Casey moved to amend said resolution by striking out in the fourth line the words as prescribed by law and the question being taken thereon it passed in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Casey the rule which requires all bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said resolution as amended was read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Gause moved the following resolution which was adopted.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, that a committee on the part of the senate be appointed to associate with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives whose duty it shall be to wait on his excellency the acting Governor, and inform him that if he has nay other communications to make, the General Assembly are ready to receive them. Whereupon, Messrs. Gause, Terrel and Trotter were appointed a committee on the part of the senate. Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Perry. Mr. President --- The House of Representatives concur in the resolution appointing a committee to wait on his excellency the acting Governor, and have appointed Messrs. Weedon, Shackleford, and Perry a committee on their part.

Mr. Gause from the joint committee appointed by both Houses of the General Assembly to wait on his excellency the acting Governor, to inform him that if he had any further communications to make, the General Assembly are ready to receive them, Reported, that the committee had performed their duty, and received for answer that he had further communications to make which will be laid before the General Assembly on Monday next.

On motion the Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock on Monday next.